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Top 5 Things in My Fall Makeup Bag

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1.Butter London Nail Polish in British Racing Green– I love this color for when I want to step away from my tried and true shades (aka neutrals and red). It’s perfect for fall as the color is a nice hunter green and it has great staying power.

2. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella–Scarlet red in color, this lip pencil and lipstick in one crayon has a great matte finish and doesn’t dry out your lips. I also love that this color in particular can be worn by a variety of people with different skin tones and still look amazing on. Also, the size of it is wonderful as it can easily travel with you no matter the size of your purse.

3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey–This eye pencil is a lovely, rich brown matte color that really makes my hazel eyes pop. I also love how long it lasts, as well as how easy it is to apply. I’ve never done that well with liquid eyeliner due to the application of it, so an eyeliner like this one is exactly what I need.

4. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette–This palette is a-ma-zing! I honestly love the shades that come in this smaller palette and how often I can use them. It also is great for daytime wear/work, as the shades are both matte and neutral. I love pairing a few of the shades with my Urban Decay pencil for a more natural look and then adding some oomph with a bold lip.

5. Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara–A while back I got the O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara by Marc Jacobs as a sample from Sephora (and loved it), but I wanted to opt for something a little more toned down, which led me to purchasing this particular mascara. I love how it adds volume to my long lashes without making them look too grand. It also is really long lasting and even though it’s not water proof, I have been able to walk through a bit of rain with it on and didn’t end up looking like a raccoon (success!).

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Give ’em a Little Valentine Lip

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Whether or not you’re you’ll be with your s.o., girlfriends, or family this Valentines Day weekend, a little color on your lips is a necessity. Not only will it perk you up, but I guarantee you that you’ll feel amazing (even if you’re sans a s.o. on this mushy holiday or just not a fan of it).

Obviously a pink or red is normally the way to go, but I favor a little variation and try not to stick to too traditional of a shade. A bubblegum pink lip easily adds a flirty vibe to a look while a blood red lip would certainly add a more passionate vibe, both of these being very appropriate for this weekend.

 

  1. Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Pout ($21 at Sephora). A gorgeous lipstick that provides just the right amount of pop and goes on very smoothly. Goes really well with a fresh face or minimal makeup.
  2. Nars Lipstick in Red Lizard ($28 at Sephora). One of my all time favorite red lipsticks (as previously mentioned in My Top 5 Red Lipsticks post). It works for practically every skin tone and lasts for hours.
  3. MAC Lustre Lipstick in Call the Hairdresser ($17 at stores that sell MAC Cosmetics). All you need is a swipe of this lipstick and you can call it a day. It’s such a no fuss shade that pairs easily with any outfit or season to where I wish I had more than one of it.
  4. Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna ($32 at Sephora). My most recent purchase at Sephora that has easily become my new favorite lipstick. This matte smoky rose color really plays up your natural lip color and isn’t drying like most matte lipsticks. The price tag is a bit steep but if you’re looking for a semi natural shade, I suggest you give this one a try.

 

No matter how you’ll be spending this weekend, do so feeling as wonderful as you possibly can. There’s only one of you and you deserve to look and feel good, whether you’re out or just vegging out on the couch watching Netflix and/or romantic comedies.

-C

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Wednesday Want: UD Gwen Stefani Collection Lipstick

UD Gwen Stefani Collection Lipstick

It’s been awhile since I last wrote a Wednesday Want post, but I knew once I saw the UD Gwen Stefani Collection lipsticks I had to make a post about them.

They’re wonderfully priced below $20 at $18 which is a great price in comparison to other lipstick brands you’d find at Sephora or a department store. I also love the variety of colors, from a deep red to a more sheer nude. The sheer nude color, called Ex-Girlfriend, has to be my current favorite as I feel you can wear it for work or just out and about.

Unfortunately, Ex-Girlfiend and two other shades are out of stock at the moment but there are seven colors to choose from and those out of stock will be available again soon.

Best, 

C

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Top 5 Lip Shades for F/W

Top 5 Lip Shades for F:W

 

I honestly just love the darker and richer shades that colder weather can bring someone to wear, whether on your lids or lips. A rich rose tint or gold more natural rose gold tint is perfect to pair with a smoky eye. For those who fully want to embrace their daring side, a bold red or berry shade is the perfect way to go.

Here’s to colder weather to come! 

-C

 

(From left to right: Sequence of Love by Lancome; Scarlett Empress by NARS; Perpetual Flame by MAC Cosmetics; Rum Raisin by Bobbi Brown; Lolita by Kat Von D)